The Cadet residence gives you some ideas for your family holidays and an eco-friendly lifestyle in Paris! You can visit Paris in a fun and ecological way, respecting the environment and nature, while passing on these values to your child.
Family activity in Paris: in the footsteps of Napoleon
This walking tour retraces the steps of Napoleon. Through this Parisian walk and starting from the Jardin des Tuileries, discover the precursor of the urban planning of Paris.
From the Jardin des Tuileries, admire the Arc du Carrousel and then head towards the church of Saint-Roch, rue Saint-Honoré. Head towards the Madeleine and its church and then towards the Place de la Concorde. Cross the Concorde Bridge and walk along the quay to the National Assembly then to the Invalides and its esplanade.
The Covered Passages: an atypical stroll for your family holidays
This walk promises you the discovery of the covered passages of the capital. An unusual stroll awaits you in the Haussmannian districts. These architectural curiosities are part of the charm of Paris. These covered passages date from the 19th century and house tea rooms, restaurants and shops.
From the Musée Grévin, a few minutes walk from the Cadet residence, visit the Passage Jouffroy and the Passage des Panoramas. Then take the Rue de Richelieu south to the Passage des Princes. Continue to Rue du 4 septembre and stop at Place de la Bourse and Palais Brongniart. You can walk up Rue Vivienne and come across the Musée Grévin.
Discover Montmartre during your family holidays in Paris
Montmartre is a typical district of the capital. In half a day, you can take a stroll through the district and discover the richness of this corner of paradise, which inspired Picasso and Van Gogh.
From the Basilique du Sacré-cœur, head towards the Place du Tertre, a place of artists. Take rue Norvin and rue des Saules to reach the Vigne de Montmartre and the Cabaret au Lapin Argile. Go back down and take rue Jean-Baptiste Clément, rue Ravignan and rue d’Orchampt until you reach the Moulin de la Galette, a famous windmill. Go back to rue Ravignan to rue des Abbesses and its square where you will come across the “Je t’aime” wall.
Family stroll in the authentic Paris: The Marais and its private hotels
The Marais is an authentic district of central Paris. The district includes private hotels, medieval remains and picturesque streets. From the Hôtel de Ville to the Place des Vosges, discover a very special part of Paris.
Start at the Place des Vosges and look at the Hôtel particulier de Sully. Then, take the rue des Francs Bourgeois to discover the Lamoignon hotel and the Hôtel d’Albret. Take rue Payenne, then left on rue des Quatre-Fils to go to the Jardin des Archives Nationales. Take rue des Archives until you come across the BHV Marais. Finally, go and see the Hôtel de Ville on the quays.
Family walk in bucolic Paris: the Butte aux Cailles
The 13th arrondissement and its Butte aux Cailles district is a quiet area, and festive in the evening through its typical small paved streets.
Start from the Manufacture des Gobelins, avenue des Gobelins in the 13th district. Head towards the Fontaine Wallace via the rue du Banquier. Take the boulevard de l’Hôpital to the place d’Italie then the boulevard Auguste Blanqui and the rue des Cinq Diamants and the rue du Moulin des Prés to see the artesian well of the Butte aux Cailles. Go to the Place de la Commune de Paris by the rue de la Butte aux Cailles. Then take the passage Barrault and go up the rue de Croulebarbe to go to the Tour Albert.
Family outing in old Paris: Visit the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame
In the centre of Paris, these places are a must-see. The Ile de la Cité was home to the first inhabitants of Paris. Take a trip to a historic and religious centre rich in heritage.
From Notre-Dame Cathedral, on the Ile de la Cité, you can walk through the Square Jean XXIII at the back, then see the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital on the square. You can then walk along the Quai du Marché Neuf, then turn right onto the Boulevard du Palais to the Quai de l’Horloge. Here you will find the Clock Tower of the Palais de la Cité. Go to the Pont Neuf at the end of the island and then take the Rue Henri Robert and go to the Place Dauphine.
With these Parisian walking tours, you’re going green for your family holidays. There is nothing better than walking to discover a city in all its nooks and crannies; this way, you can discover the capital in a different way, without going too far from the Cadet residence.